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List of compatible USB External Hard Drives for Linksys routers

The File Allocation Table (FAT), New Technology File System (NTFS), and Hierarchical File System+ (HFS+) are some of the formats that your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers and Linksys Wi-Fi Routers support.  To prevent configuration issues with your USB storage device, make sure to check its format before setting it up with your Linksys router.  Your router may not detect the storage device that has an unsupported format.

NOTE:  There is no device installation required since USB storage drives are plug-and-play devices.  It should be automatically detected once connected to the USB port on the router. 

To view a list of tested USB storage devices that are compatible for each router, click the links below.  If your device model is not in this list, check the Linksys Support page for details.

Linksys EA8500
Linksys WRT1900AC and WRT1900ACS
Linksys EA6300
Linksys EA6400
Linksys EA6500
Linksys EA6700 and EA6500 v2
Linksys E3200
Linksys EA4500 v3
Linksys E4200
Linksys E8350
Linksys E3000 and E2100L
Linksys WRT160NL
Linksys EA4500


If you encounter an unsupported file type\partition error on your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, one of the steps you could do to resolve it is to format your external storage device.  To learn how to format your external hard drive on a Windows® platform, click here.


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Product comparison between Linksys EA6100, EA6200, EA6300, EA6350, EA6400, EA6500, EA6700, EA6900, EA8500, and EA9200

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